Our Research

In the 21st century, global companies are making enormous investments in research on sustainability. The LEAP consortium was created as a vehicle for organizations to leverage the vast knowledge and resources of MIT as well as the successes and failures of corporate environmental efforts around... Read More

The MIT Integrated Supply Chain Management (ISCM) Program is a consortium of non-competing companies. It was started in January 1995 by a group of faculty and staff from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT CTL, where the program is currently managed. The ISCM Program aims to... Read More

GDC works to connect geospatial theory with practice and create geospatial software platforms to allow for excellence in research and education. GDC research projects include the application of geospatial data to optimize supply-chain management and to address cyber security issues, as well... Read More

To reach consumers in underserved markets, firms often need to build laborious and expensive logistics and distribution infrastructures.  Given the difficulties intrinsic to these markets, this cost is unaffordable outright or unsustainable over the course of a normal business cycle, thereby... Read More

This project aims to understand the underlying dynamics of supply chain risk phenomenon, emphasizing on supply chain disruptions, which are considered the most pressing concerns facing firms competing in today’s global marketplace. This project highlights the importance of better... Read More

AgeLab works with businesses, governments, and non-profits worldwide to develop new ideas that improve the quality of life for older people and those who care for them. Our work is inspired by the belief that the creative use of technology - combined with an understanding of human behavior -... Read More

Freight transportation is the bridging function that manages the physical flow of raw materials and finished goods, and connects the company to its suppliers, customers, and the government through public infrastructure. As such, freight transportation is often used as the shock absorber for a... Read More

The future rarely moves in predictable, incremental ways.  Often seemingly small changes in technology, demographics, regulations, economics, or a myriad of other factors have dramatic and unintended impacts on how companies source, manufacture, distribute and operate in general. These non-... Read More

This project brings together two concepts: 1) Automatically draw a flow diagram and a map of a company’s supply chain based on data stored in its corporate databases, and 2) Superimpose visual displays of alerts and other critical information on top of these images.

Examples of the kinds... Read More

The mission of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab is to help meet human needs by understanding and improving the crisis response systems behind public services and private markets. Based within the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the Response Lab combines MIT expertise in... Read More